J-WAFS awards US$ 1.3m MIT research funding

Seven new grants, totalling US$ 1.3 million, have been awarded by the Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab (J-WAFS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).  The grants are part of J-WAFS Solutions’ second round of seed grant funding to the MIT community.

Launched in 2014, J-WAFS is MIT’s institute-wide initiative to promote, coordinate and lead research related to water and food security. Nine other seed projects funded by J-WAFS are already underway.

The seven new grants are spread across researchers in departments ranging from chemistry to civil and environmental engineering. Each research project is deemed to have the potential to have a significant impact on the supply, safety, and environmental sustainability of the planet’s water and food systems.

J-WAFS Director John Lienhard, said: “The MIT community is strongly committed to finding sustainable solutions for humankind’s growing need for clean water and safe, abundant supplies of food. These grants continue our work towards making a better world.”

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